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An abutment is a vertical wall at the end of a bridge, at right angle to the centerline of the roadway, that acts as a support for the end of the bridge and holds back the embankment so that it doesn't slump and undermine the end of the brige.

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abutment (last edited 2009-03-21 22:53:42 by JimIrwin)